Dr. Ayelet Gilboa

Department of Archeology
Archaeology, University of Haifa, Mt.
Carmel, Haifa 31905. Tel. 04-8242531
Email: gilboaaa@zahav.net.il
Fax Number: 04-6391673.

 
 

 

Academic Background | Academic Rank | Major Research Interests | Abridged Professional Experience
Field Experience | Teaching
Lectures Overseas and Papers Presented in International Congresses and Workshops
Awards and Grants | Main Publications |Edited Books | Reviews
 
 


Academic Background

  • 1982 B.A. in archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (including
    classes in Jewish history and Art history).

  • 1992 M.A. in archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (with distinction).
  • Ph.D.; Topic: The Southern Phoenician Littoral in the Iron Age I-IIA
    with Reference to the Tel Dor Excavations.

Academic Rank

    Dates
    Institution Rank
    1998-2001: Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University Adjunct teacher
    2001-2003: Department of Archaeology, Haifa University Doctoral instructor
    2003-3007: Department of Archaeology, Haifa University Lecturer
    2007- Department of Archaeology, Haifa University Senior lecturer

Major Research Interests

  • Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze through Persian periods
  • Cross-Mediterranean contacts in the Iron Age
  • The uses of style analyses in archaeology
  • Methodology of site reports.
  • Tel Dor

Abridged Professional Experience

  • 1980 – 1981 Assistant at the Israel Department of Antiquities archives.
  • 1981 – 1997 Member (as of 1985 – senior member) of the Tel Dor Excavation Project
    of the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, in charge of processing
    and publication of Iron Age finds.
  • 1985 – 1993 Assistant editor of: E. Stern ed. 1992 and 1993. The New Encyclopedia of
    Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Jerusalem and New York:
    Israel Exploration Society and Simon and Schuster (Hebrew and English
    editions).
  • 1991 – 1992 Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem: In charge of Hebrew captions and texts in
    exhibition halls.
  • 1993 – present Israel Antiquities Authority: Editor of ‘Atiqot (Journal of the Israel
    Antiquities Authority) and IAA Reports (Excavation Reports Series) (with
    other editors).
  • 2000 Israel Antiquities Authority – Scientific Processing Branch: in charge of
    instructing excavators as regards publication procedures and in charge of
    the final approval of excavation reports.
  • 1998 – 2000 Part time lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University
  • 2001 – lecturer/senior lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, Haifa University.

Field Experience

  • 1981 Excavation of Second Temple period tombs at Sepphoris, Israel.
  • 1982 Excavation at Yesud Hama‘ala Synagogue, Israel.
  • 1982 – 2001 Area supervisor of various excavation areas at Tel Dor, Israel.
  • 2003 - Co-director, The Renewed Tel Dor Excavations.

Teaching
(Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University and Institute of Archaeology, Haifa University)

  • The Archaeology of Cyprus.
  • The Transition from the Bronze to Iron Age in Eretz-Israel.
  • The Sea Peoples in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.
  • The Pottery of Israel from the Neolithic Period to the Iron Age.
  • The Assyrian Occupation Period in Eretz-Israel.
  • The Northern Levantine Coast and the Beginning of Phoenician Civilization.
  • Chronological Problems in the Bronze and Iron Ages and their Historical and Cultural Implication.
  • Philistia and the Philistines: Historical Records and Archaeological Data.
  • The Development of Modern Archaeological Theory.
  • Analysis and Publication of Archaeological Site Reports: Theory and Practice.
  • Establishing a new world order: Iron Age I
  • The Archaeology of the Land of Israel from the Proto-historic period to the end of the Iron Age.

Papers Presented in International Congresses and Invited Lectures.

  • Jerusalem, April 1995: Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Paper: Iron Age I-IIA Pottery Evolution at Dor – Regional Contexts and the Cypriot Connection (published as Gilboa 1998a).
  • Rome, May 1998: The First International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Paper: The Dynamics of Phoenician Bichrome Pottery (published as Gilboa 1999a).
  • Nicosia, October 1998: Workshop at the University of Cyprus: The Historicity of the Geometric Horizon. Invited Lecture: The View from the East: Tel Dor and the Earliest Cypro-Geometric Exports to the Levant (published as Gilboa 1999b).
  • Nicosia, March 1999: Lecture at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (with Dr. I. Sharon): The Iron Age Chronological Debate in Israel and its Implication on Cypriot Chronology.
  • Kopenhagen, May 2000: The Second International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Paper: Iron Age I 14C Chronology at Tel Dor.
  • Ma‘aleh Ha-Hamisha, June 2000. 17th International Radiocarbon Conference. Paper: Early Iron Age Radiometric Dates from Tel Dor: Preliminary Implications for Phoenicia, and Beyond (published as Gilboa and Sharon 2001).
  • Haifa and Beer Sheva, May 2001. International Workshop: The Philistines and Other “Sea Peoples”. Presentation of Tel Dor.
  • Haifa, May 2002. The International Archaeological Congress: Sea People and Phoenicians: Notes Regarding the Beginning of the Cypro-Phoenician Phenomenon (in Hebrew).
  • Paris, May 2002. The Second International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Paper: The Low Iron Age Chronology: Some Phoenician and Cypriot Implications.
  • State College, PennState, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, October 3rd, 2002. Paper: Sea Peoples and Phoenicians along the Southern Phoenician: The Beginning of the Cypro-Phoenician Phenomenon. Paper: Sea Peoples and Phoenicians along the Southern Phoenician: The Beginning of the Cypro-Phoenician Phenomenon.
  • Ithaca, Cornell University, Department of Near Eastern Studies, October 4th 2002.
  • University of Toronto, Department of Anthropology and Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 6 October 2002. Archaeology, The Dark Age, and the Early Israelite Monarchy. With Dr. Ilan Sharon and Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto.
  • Tel Aviv University, "Aharoni Day" April 10, 2003. Sea peoples and Canaanites along the Northern Canaanite Coast.
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna: 2nd EuroConference SCIEM 2000. Paper: 14C and the Iron Age Chronological Debate: Where are we Really at? (With I. Sharon and E. Boaretto). May 2003.
  • Fourth International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East: Berlin, April 2004: Sea peoples and Canaanites along the Northern Canaanite Coast – A Reconciliation.
  • International Workshop on the Absolute Chronology of the Iron Age in the Levant. Oxford Center of Jewish and Hebrew Studies, Yarnton (Oxford). September 6th, 2004. Paper: The Iron Age Dating Project: Archaeological Considerations, Laboratory Procedures and Statistical modeling ((With I. Sharon and E. Boaretto).

    Conference Place and Date Topic
    Fifth Congress of Phoenician and Punic Studies Lisbon, September 2005 The Levantine Iron Age Chronological Debate, 14C Dates and the West: Can a Low Chronology be Reconciled with High Dates in the West (with I. Sharon and E. Boaretto)
    Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research Philadelphia, October 2005 Cypriots on the Southern Levantine Coast in the Early Iron Age: A Tel Dor Perspective
    Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature Philadelphia, October 2005 Who Were the Šikila Sea People? New Light on Early Iron Age Identities on the Northern Canaanite Littoral
    XV Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Proto-Historic Sciences Lisbon, September 2006 Not dark at all: updating early Phoenician stratigraphic, ceramic and radiocarbon sequences and their implications for the West (with I. Sharon and E. Boaretto)
    Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research Washington D.C., November 2006 Megiddo and the Northern Sea People
    Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research San Diego,  November 2007 Tel Dor in the early Iron Age, an interim summary after 25 years
    Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research San Diego,  November 2007 Early Iron Age Dor: A faunal perspective (with N. Raban-Gerstel, G. Bar-Oz and I. Sharon 

    Colloquium Talks and Other Invited Addresses

    Place and Date Subject Details
    Colloquium: Lachish in Light of Archaeological and Historical Research, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, December 2005  Philistines and Other Sea Peoples 2005: Some New Directions In Hebrew
    Colloquium: Cyprus, The Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean, The Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, the University of Toronto, April 2006 Fragmenting the Sea People  
    Archaeological Conference on the Late Bronze/Iron Age Transition, University of Hull, April 2006 The Iron Age Dating Project With I. Sharon and E. Boaretto
    The Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, the University of Toronto, November 2006 Dor in the Iron Age: Sea People, Phoenicians, Israelites and Assyrians  
    Invited Lecture Colloquium: Tarsis-Tartessos. Mito, Historia y Arqueología. Casa de Velázquez, Centro de Estudios Fenicios y Púnicos and Université Complutense Madrid. Madrid, May 2007 Tarsis, Hiram and Solomon: what pottery should be found in Iberia?
 

Additions to Awards and Grants

  • 1992: Annual award of the Philip and Muriel Berman Center of Biblical Archaeology.
  • 1997: Grant of the Israel Science Foundation of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. (Subject: Artifactual and Architectural Variability in the Iron I-IIa at Tel Dor – Chronological, Regional, and Ethnic Facets). (With Dr. I. Sharon).
  • 1997: Doctoral grant from the Jewish Memorial Foundation, New York.
  • 2000: Grant of the Israel Science Foundation of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. (Subject: A New, 14C-Based, Chronology for the Early Phoenician Iron Age - Implications for the Regional and Supra-Regional Spheres). (With Dr. I. Sharon, and Dr. E. Boaretto)
  • 2003: Grant of the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Oxford in support of the publication of the Early Iron Age pottery of Area D2 at Tel Dor
  • 2003: Bikura grant of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Subject: Mathematical and Computational Tools for Artifactual Analysis in Archaeology). (With Prof. U. Smilansky and Dr. I. Sharon).
  • 2004: The Israel Science Foundation of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (PI; with I. Sharon): A 14C-based Chronology for Early Iron Age Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • 2005: Israel Science Foundation and University of Haifa Institutional Equipment grant
    (PI; with E. Marcus and D. Nadel): Structured- Scanner for the 3-D recording of
    objects (70,000$).
  • 2007: Israel Science Foundation grant, 3 years (CI, with U. Smilansky and I. Sharon, PI:
    Toward refined and efficient artifact analysis in archaeology (120000$).
 


Main Publications

  • Gilboa, A. 1989 New Finds at Tel Dor and the Beginning of Cypro-Geometric Pottery Import to Palestine. Israel Exploration Journal 39: 204–218.

  • Stern, E., Gilboa, A., and Sharon I. 1989 Tel Dor, 1987, Preliminary Report. Israel Exploration Journal 39: 32–42.

  • Stern, E., Gilboa, A., and Sharon I. 1992 Tel Dor, 1991, Preliminary Report. Israel Exploration Journal 42: 34–46.

  • Gilboa, A. 1995  The Typology of Iron Age Pottery and the Chronology of Iron Age Assemblages. In E. Stern, J. Berg, A. Gilboa, B. Guz-Zilberstein, A. Raban, R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom, I.

  • Sharon. Excavations at Tel Dor , Final Report Volume IB: Areas A and C (Qedem Reports 2). Jerusalem: The Hebrew University and the Israel Exploration Society. Pp. 1–49.

  • Gilboa, A. 1996 Assyrian-type Pottery at Dor and the Status of the Town During the Assyrian Occupation Period. Eretz-Israel 25: 122–135 (Hebrew).

  • Sharon, I. and Gilboa, A. 1997 Dor in the Iron I Period: A Port and Trading Emporium under Cultural and Economic Changes. In E. Regev ed. New Studies on the Coastal Plain. Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University. Pp. 12–33 (Hebrew).

  • Stern, E., Berg, J., Gilboa, A., Sharon, I., and Zorn, J. 1997 Tel Dor, 1994–1995: Preliminary Stratigraphic Report. Israel Exploration Journal 47: 29–56.

  • Gilboa, A. 1998 Iron Age I-IIA Pottery Evolution at Dor – Regional Contexts and the Cypriot Connection. In S. Gitin, A. Mazar, and E. Stern eds. Mediterranean Peoples in Transition: Thirteenth to Early Tenth Century BCE. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. Pp. 413–423.

  • Gilboa, A. 1999 The Dynamics of Phoenician Bichrome Pottery: A View from Tel Dor. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 316: 1–22.

  • Gilboa, A. 1999 The View from the East: Tel Dor and the Earliest Cypro-Geometric Exports to the Levant. In M. Iacovou and D. Michaelides eds. Cyprus: The Historicity of the Geometric Horizon. Nicosia: University of Cyprus. Pp. 119–139.

  • Gilboa, A. 2001 The Significance of Iron Age “Wavy Band” Pithoi along the Syro-Palestinian Littoral. In S. R. Wolff ed. Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands (In Memory of Douglass L. Esse). Chicago: University Press. Pp. 163–173.

  • Gilboa, A. and Sharon, I. 2001 Early Iron Age Radiometric Dates from TTel Dor: Preliminary Implications for Phoenicia, and Beyond. Radiocarbon 43/3: 1343–1351.

  • Gilboa, A. and Sharon, I. 2003 An Archaeological Contribution to the Early Iron Age Chronological Debate: Alternative Chronologies for Phoenicia and their Effects on the Levant, Cyprus and Greece. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 332:
    7 – 80.

  • Gilboa, A., Karasik, A., Sharon, I., Smilansky, U. 2004 Towards Computerized Typology and Classification of Ceramics.  Journal of Archaeological Science. 31:6: 681–694.

  • Gilboa, A., Sharon, I., Zorn, J. 2004 Dor and Iron Age Chronology: Scarabs, Ceramic Sequence and 14C. Tel Aviv 31: 32 – 59.

  • Karasik, A., Sharon, I. Smilansky, U. and Gilboa, A. 2004 Typology and Classification of Ceramics Based on Curvature Analysis, Computers Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology – CAA 2003. Vienna. In: Ausserer, K.F., Börner, W., Goriany, M. and Karlhuber-Vöckl, L. eds. Enter the Past. The E-way into the Four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage. CAA 2003, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. BAR International Series, Archaeopress, Oxford. Pp. 472-475.

  • Gilboa, A. 2005 Sea Peoples and Phoenicians along the Southern Phoenician Coast – A Reconciliation: An Interpretation of Šikila (SKL) Material Culture.Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 337: 47 – 78.

  • Boaretto, E., Jull, A. J. T., Gilboa, A. and Sharon, I. 2005 Dating the Iron Age I/II Transition in Israel: First Intercomparison Results. Radiocarbon 47(1):1–17.

  • Sharon, I., Gilboa, A, Jull A. J. T. and Boaretto, E. 2005 The Early Iron Age Dating Project: Introduction, Methodology, Progress Report and an Update on the Tel Dor Dates. In T. Levy and T Higham eds. Radiometric Dates, The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating. London: Equinox Publishing, Ltd. London. Pp. 65­–92.

  • Shahack-Gross, R, Albert, R.-M., Gilboa, A., Nagar-Hilman, O., Sharon, I. and Weiner, S. 2005 Geoarchaeology in an Urban Context: The Uses of Space in an Early Iron Age Phoenician Monumental Construction at Tel Dor (Israel). Journal of Archaeological Science 31: 1259 –1272.

  • Gilboa, A., Cohen-Weinberger, A. and Goren, Y. 2006 Philistine Bichrome Pottery, the View from the Northern Canaanite Coast: Notes on Provenience and Symbolic Properties. In P. de Miroschedji and A. Maier eds. “I Will Speak the Riddles of Ancient times" (Abiah chidot minei-kedem - Ps. 78:2b): Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on The Occasion of  his Sixtieth Birthday, eds. P. de Miroschedji and A. Maeir. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. Pp. 303 – 343.

  • Albert, R.M., Shahack-Gross, R., Cabanes, D., Gilboa, A., Portillo, M., Sharon, I., Boaretto, E. and Weiner, S. 2007.Phytolith-rich Layers from the Late Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Dor (Israel): Mode of Formation and Archaeological Significance. Journal of Archaeological Science 35/1: 57–75.

  • Berna, F., Behar, A., Shahack-Gross, R., Berg, J., Boaretto, E., Gilboa, A., Sharon, I., Shalev, S., Shilshtein, S.. Yahalom-Mack, N., Zorn J. R., and Weiner, S. 2007 Sediments Exposed to High Temperatures: Reconstructing Pyrotechnological Processes in Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata at Tel Dor (Israel). (At present published online only:   Journal of Archaeological Science 34/ 3: 358 – 373.

  • Sharon, I., Gilboa, A. and Boaretto, E. 2007 1m C and the Iron Age Chronological Debate: Where are we Really at? A Commentary on the Tel Rehov Radiometric dates. In M. Bietak and E. Czerny eds. The Synchronization of Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C. III. Vienna. Pp. 150–55.

  • Sharon, I., Gilboa, A., Jull, A. J. T, and Boaretto, E. 2007 Report on the First Stage of the Iron Age Dating Project in Israel: Supporting a Low Chronology. Radiocarbon 49/1: 1–46.

  • Gilboa, A. in press Fragmenting the Sea People. Scripta Mediterranea.

  • Gilboa, A. in press Cypriot Imports of the Iron Age, in The Ancient Pottery of Israel and its Neighbors, ed. S. Gitin. W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Israel Exploration Society and the Israel Antiquities Authority.

  • Gilboa, A. in press Iron Age IIC: The Northern Coast, Galilee and the Jezreel Valley, in The Ancient Pottery of Israel and its Neighbors, ed. S. Gitin. W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Israel Exploration Society and the Israel Antiquities Authority.

  • Gilboa, A. in press Megiddo and the Northern Sea People Phenomenon. Eretz Israel (Hebrew).

  • Gilboa, A., Sharon, I. and Boaretto, E. in press Tel Dor and the Chronology of Phoenician "Pre-colonization" Stages. In C. Sagona ed. Beyond the Homeland: Markers in Phoenician Chronology. Monograph Series of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Louvain: Peeters Press.

  • Karasik, A., Biton, L., Gilboa, A., Sharon, I., and Smilansky, U. in press Quantitative Measures of the Uniformity of Ceramics. CAA Meeting, Prato (Italy) 2004.

  • Karasik, A., Gilboa, A., Sharon, I., and Smilansky, U. in press Optimal Choice of Prototypes for Ceramic Typology. CAA Meeting, Prato (Italy) 2004.

  • Sharon, I., and Gilboa, A. in pressThe ŠKL Town: Dor in the Early Iron Age. In Philistines and Other Sea Peoples, eds.M. Artzy, A. E. Killebrew and G. Lehmann. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns.

  • Raban_Gerstel, N., Bar-Oz, G., Zohar, I., Sharon, I., and Gilboa, A. in press Early Iron Age Dor (Israel): A Faunal Perspective. Bulletin of the American Schools of oriental Research.

  • Sharon, I.,Gilboa, A, and Boaretto E. in press The Iron Age Chronology of the Levant: The State-of-Research at the 14C Dating Project, Spring 2006. In: L. L. Grabbe (ed.) Israel in Transition: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIA (c. 1250-850 BCE) 1: The Archaeology. London: Continuum.

 

Edited Books

  • E. Stern and A. Lewinson-Gilboa eds. 1992 and 1993. The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land (Four Volumes). Jerusalem and New York: Israel Exploration Society and Simon and Schuster (Hebrew and English editions). 1630 & 1550 pp. respectively.
  • Editor of: G. Avni and Z. Greenhut 1996. The Akeldama Tombs. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquity Authority. 130 pp. (English).
  • Editor of: Z. Yeivin 2000. The Synagogue at Korazim. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority. 210 pp. (Hebrew and English)
  • Editor of: S. Ben-Arieh (2004). Tombs at Tell Beit Mirsim. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquity Authority. 214 pp. (English).
  • Editor of: R. Cohen and H. Bernick-Greenberg 2007.
    Excavations at Tell el-Qudeirat (Kadesh Barnea) 1976 - 1982. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority.


 

Reviews

  • 2003 - E.D. Oren. The Sea Peoples and Their world: A Reassessment. In Journal of the Social and Economical History of the Orient 46,3: 390 - 396 (Review Article).
  • Gilboa, A. 2004 (in press). Review of: N. Schreiber. The Cypro-Phoenician Pottery of the Iron Age. In Ancient West and East